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Renewable energy – Energy Country Profile

Renewable Energy

As mentioned in the chapter above hydro energy was the main renewable source in Albania in 2016 (estimated potential is 12 TWh). In addition the potential of Biomass (13 TWh/a), wind (11 TWh/a) and solar (33 MW) were also strongly represented.

Albania adopted its first National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) in January 2016. Albania hat intended to reach a target of 38 % of renewables in its final energy consumption by 2020. The 38 % should be reached through the following renewable shares:

  • 25 % (small hydro power plants, wind, and photovoltaic)
  • 10 % (biomass)
  • 3 % (biofuels)

The energy strategy (2018-2030) set the objective of raising the share of renewables in primary consumption to 42% in 2030.

Last update: 09 2020